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A song in stone: 15 Clerkenwell Close, London, UK, by Amin Taha + GroupworkSubscription

By Douglas Murphy

With pivoting bookshelves and vanishing doors, Amin Taha + Groupwork create flexible spaces to live and work in London’s historical Clerkenwell neighbourhood

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The continuous interior: an endless domestic landscape Subscription

By Anna Puijganer

Anna Puigjaner, co-founder of Barcelona-based practice MAIO, argues that the house has become a transmutable endless landscape defined by objects and technology

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Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999)Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Inspired by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut and industrial prefabrication, French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand deeply believed that good design should be fundamentally transformative and accessible to all 

More on Charlotte Perriand

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Interview with Charlotte PerriandSubscription

By Martin Meade, Charlotte Ellis

From the archive: Charlotte Ellis and Martin Meade’s interview with Charlotte Perriand on her long and illustrious career from the AR’s November 1984 issue //

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O’Brien Van der Steen Hunt: ‘Furniture and the interior are the natural extension of an architectural project’Subscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Founded in London and now based in Moscow, O’BVDSH takes care with every aspect of their recent rejuvenation of Rustaveli Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Ángela García de Paredes to judge the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018Subscription

Spanish architect Ángela García de Paredes will judge the AR Emerging Architecture awards this November in Amsterdam

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Gurjit Singh Matharoo to judge the AR Emerging Architecture awardsSubscription

The principal architect of Indian practice Matharoo Associates joins Ángela García de Paredes on the AREA 2018 judging panel

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 open for entries: enter today!VideoSubscription

This year, we will recognise excellence in an overall body of work: the winner will receive a £10,000 prize and be published in a special edition of the AR alongside all the other finalists

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The furniturisation of architecture: from St Jerome in his study to built-in cupboards and summer pavilionsSubscription

By Edwin Heathcote

Architecture is increasingly disconnected from context, and its traditional boundaries blurred in favour of the temporary and the mobile

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Veiled in Secrecy: The Habitat for Orphan Girls by ZAV Architects, IranSubscription

By Mehr Shafiei

AR House winner 2018: set in the foothills of Iran’s Zagros Mountains, this girls’ orphanage gives vulnerable children a safe and culturally sensitive environment to grow up in

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Planes and plants: Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Binh House in Ho Chi Minh CitySubscription

By Josh Comaroff

AR House Highly Commended: as a new addition to the House for Trees series, this is the Vietnamese architects’ latest radical integration of greenery into architecture

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Building in potential: house in Nobeoka, Japan by Schemata ArchitectsSubscription

By Jan Vranovský

AR House 2018 Highly Commended: the architects have breathed new life into three interconnected buildings while maintaining the essence of the old structure 

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Inside the Box: Kokoon by Helsinki’s Aalto University Wood Program Students, Finland Subscription

By George Kafka

AR House 2018 Commended: made of stackable units providing living space for up to three months, this modular, portable and temporary housing system suggests new possibilities for superior forms of emergency shelter

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Pioneer Spirit: Casa Bruma by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez in MexicoSubscription

By Lili Carr

AR House 2018 Commended: set on a rural verdant hillside 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, this holiday home in Valle de Bravo embraces and nurtures nature

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Overarching Craft: Mesura's house extension in Elche, SpainSubscription

By Rafael Gómez-Moriana

AR House 2018 Commended: strategically laid out in relation to climate and orientation, this vaulted rectilinear brick and concrete garden pavilion creates space around it as much as within

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The AR House + Furniture issue is hereSubscription

ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz

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AR House 2018 winners revealedSubscription

Out of the sixteen homes shortlisted by the judging panel, six made it to the final round and were visited by independent critics before the judging panel decided on a winner

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Shortlist for the AR House awards 2018 announcedSubscription

This year’s shortlist of 16 projects include houses from the UK, Ireland, Spain, Scandinavia, Canada, Latin America, Iran, Vietnam, India, Nepal and Japan

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From the archive: Piranesi and the FrenchSubscription

By Georgina Masson

From AR July 1977: The exhibition ‘Piranèse et les Francais’, recently on view at the Académie de France à Rome, showed Piranesi’s influence upon a number of French artists and architects

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By Darran Anderson

The last of the Ancients and the first of the moderns, Piranesi’s legacy can be felt from the work of Lebbeus Woods and Alexander Brodsky to PoMo and Brutalism

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Hive mind: Refugee classroom in Za’atari Camp, Jordan by Emergency Architecture & Human RightsSubscription

By Katrine Bech Taxholm

A prototypical classroom for a refugee camp brings momentary hope, but the measure of its success will be whether it can be replicated in quantity

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The new normal: exercises in American citizenshipSubscription

By Mimi Zeiger

In recent times, events in the US have raised an awareness of the connections between the built environment and questions of justice, equity and political agency

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House of representatives: US Embassy in London, United Kingdom, by Kieran TimberlakeSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

The US Embassy in Vauxhall revives its site on the south bank of the Thames  

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Spent shell: Museum of Beit Beirut, Lebanon, renovated by Youssef HaidarSubscription

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Emblematic of Lebanon’s troubled past, the Beit Beirut museum seeks to prove that memory is at the root of the narrative of history

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From the archive: Beirut planning battlesSubscription

By Peter Davey

From AR January 2000: The centre of Beirut, devastated by the Lebanon civil war, has become the site of intense arguments about the nature of urban planning and the relationships of built fabric to human life

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By Danae Stratou, Yanis Varoufakis

Rather than bringing countries closer together, globalisation reinforces territorial division

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Paint the town in red: Ledeberg municipal services centre in Ghent, Belgium, by de Vylder Vinck TaillieuSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

The new innards of the town hall in Ledeberg erupt from its 19th-century chrysalis

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A law unto themselves: San Pedro prison in La Paz, BoliviaSubscription

By Rusty Young

The thriving sense of community at San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia, belies the dangers to which inmate families are exposed

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Outrage: Architects should not design without considering the politics that they are tacitly sanctioningSubscription

By Léopold Lambert

Designing prisons condones the system of organised violence behind them

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Typology: PrisonSubscription

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To confine, secure, rehabilitate or punish: the prison has several, sometimes contradictory aims, but however humane its approach, penal architecture is essentially cruel

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The devil in the detail: the architecture of evidence and reconstruction of truthSubscription

By Francesco Sebregondi

From Adolf Loos to the Grenfell tower, from figurative to literal crimes, architecture used as evidence exposes how claims of truth are constructed

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Building justice: On the spatial dimension of justice and lawSubscription

By Nabil Ahmed

As the boundaries of jurisdiction are increasingly challenged, the spatial nature of justice moves between the architectural and the planetary

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Folio: Helena Mändlová's 'Dream'Subscription

Part of a collection of drawings by Jewish children who were detained in Theresienstadt ‘camp-ghetto’, Dream was created during clandestine drawing classes taught by painter and teacher Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

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June 2018 on Power and JusticeSubscription

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Grafton’s Venice Biennale 2018: Freespace remains a nebulous conceptSubscription

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While there are some interesting contributions, the main exhibition’s incoherence proves that brilliant architects do not necessarily make good curators

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The Happenstance: a lively Scottish-Venetian freespaceSubscription

By Phineas Harper

A standout triumph of Freespace is Scotland’s rebellious contribution which exuberantly challenges the entire edifice of the Biennale with a participatory pavilion-cum-festival as much of Scotland as of Venice

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Top five picks from the 2018 Venice BiennaleSubscription

The spritzes have been sunk, the cicchetti devoured and this year’s Venice Biennale digested – here are our editors’ five highlights

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Catch up with all the action from the Venice Architecture Biennale – meet the bloggers

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The gondola and the speedboat: Venice as a crucible of cultureSubscription

By Jonathan Glancey

As a melting pot of art and culture, Venice has historically been a source of inspiration for many

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Venice: problems and possibilitiesSubscription

By James Morris

From AR May 1971, a special issue devoted to the plight of Venice which predicted ‘the revival of Venice, the restoration of her new true dignity, the safeguarding of her purposes and the honour­ing of her heritage’

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Ghost storeys: Sala Beckett theatre in Barcelona, Spain by Flores & PratsSubscription

By Douglas Murphy

Restoration of the Sala Beckett building in Barcelona by Flores & Prats puts their stamp on the building without excising its ghosts

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City within the city: Sewoon Sangga renovation in Seoul, South KoreaSubscription

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Despite falling into a state of disrepair and disrepute, Sewoon Sangga remains a vibrant hub of human industry and leisure